Charles Poon is Ford’s Global Director for Electrified Systems Engineering, leading a diverse team of over 1000 engineers located in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. His team is responsible for High Voltage Propulsion, Energy Storage, Power Conversion and Low Voltage Electrical Distribution systems with the goal of delivering world class electrified systems at best in class product development cycle times for all Ford’s global electrified platforms and vehicle lines.
Mr. Poon joined Ford Motor Company as a Ford College Graduate 22 years ago and has worked in many areas of powertrain engineering. He served in a number of leadership roles including Manager of Driveline Systems, Global Manager of Powertrain Quality, Global Manager of CAE, and most recently Chief Engineer of Powertrain Installed Systems. In addition, Mr. Poon has been awarded patents for development of Ford’s first automatic transmission Shift by Wire System. Mr. Poon holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from Cornell University, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
Mr. Poon was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 5 years old. He is currently married and lives in Michigan with his wife and 2 children. He loves to spend his free time running, biking, reading, traveling, and tinkering with his cars.
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